The objective of this paper is to discuss your analysis of a taped speech assigned to you:
We don’t “Move on” From Grief. We Move Forward With It: Nora McInery
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Your paper should be double spaced, 12pt. Times New Roman, black ink, minimum of 3 pages, and written in and paragraph style (not bullet points). Your paper should have introductory and concluding paragraphs. Your introduction should have an attention getter, a thesis statement, and a preview statement (what you will be doing in your paper). Your conclusion should have a transition to your conclusion, a recap of what you did in your paper, and a memorable closing statement. The body of the paper should address each of the question guides below by using the questions associated with each as guide. Not all of the questions will address the particular issues relevant to the speech you watch, and/or you may want to address some issues in addition to these. Your paper should be organized in such a way that the information within each paragraph should be related and you should have transitions between paragraphs. Make sure to write in proper English, check your spelling, and maintain cohesiveness throughout your paper.
Body Paragraph #1: Organization
Did this speech sound and look well-rehearsed? Support your answer.
What kind of evidence did the speaker use within the speech? Statistics? Personal stories? Quotes? Other kinds of evidence?
Was the speech well organized? Support your answer.
Were the speaker’s transitions within the speech evident? How did they affect the flow of the speech?
Was the speaker’s introduction effective? Why or why not?
Was the speaker’s conclusion effective? Why or why not?
Body Paragraph #2: Delivery
What did the speaker do to build/increase credibility? Support your answer.
Do you think the speaker appeared confident and professional? Why or why not?
What aspect of the speaker’s vocal delivery did he/she do well?
What aspects of gesturing and body movement did the speaker do well?
Do you think the speaker was effective in his/her facial expressions?
Do you think the speaker was effective in his/her vocal expressions? Why or why not?
Body Paragraph #3: Advice
What advice would you give the speaker about speech organization? Provide specific examples.
What advice would you give the speaker regarding the delivery of the speech? Provide specific examples.
What can the speaker do to improve his/her gesturing, body movement, and facial expressions?
What can the speaker do differently with his/her vocal delivery?
What other advice would you give the speaker? Provide specific examples.
Suggestions for a successful paper:
Make sure you have at least 5 well-developed paragraphs (an intro, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion).
Make sure you paragraphs are at least 7-10 sentences.
Make sure you analyze HOW the speaker presents their speech, not WHAT they say in their speech.
Make sure to use quotes and examples from the speech provided to you to support your answers.
Make sure to submit your paper before the specified deadline given to you.
Late paper submissions will result in a 10% grade deduction.